Profile of Charles BabcockEditor at Large, Cloud
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Charles Babcock is an editor-at-large for InformationWeek and author of Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution, a McGraw-Hill book. He is the former editor-in-chief of Digital News, former software editor of Computerworld and former technology editor of Interactive Week. He is a graduate of Syracuse University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism. He joined the publication in 2003.
Articles by Charles Babcock
posted in May 2011
It already leads the virtualized data center, now it's taking on the Microsoft/Citrix alliance with more end-user computing and cloud software.
The Defense Intelligence Agency and Air Force are working on a secure, mobile end user client, and they believe virtualization is the key to achieving it.
Software execs say software as a service has more domains to conquer, will gradually take over more of the IT infrastructure.
Project Olympus will launch before the end of the year to give enterprises a set of cloud software compatible with Rackspace and other OpenStack users.
Frontline Performance Intelligence Platform 5.0 reports what the end users see, not how well things are running in the data center.
In-memory systems are gaining popularity for their ability to scale up websites, applications running on server clusters, and apps in the cloud.
By piggybacking on the leading virtualization vendors, the company works to create individual virtualized desktop without driving up storage costs.
N.J.'s Montclair State claims the portal project intended to modernize business and academic processes is $20 million over the planned cost and lacked clear accounting.
Cloud SLAs warrant close scrutiny from enterprises planning a move to the cloud, a SunGard executive said at Interop.
Jonathan Bryce opens up about the Amazon outage, OpenStack, and how he's come to be a cloud veteran at age 29.
Comparing Amazon Web Services to a Terremark-like environment, Bill Lowry cited isolation and security as key enterprise needs in the cloud.
In discussing Amazon's three-day outage, cloud computing advocates said customers must do more homework before selecting a vendor.
A Windows Server instance costs between 5 cents and 96 cents an hour because Microsoft has been able to drive down operational expenses.
Citrix CEO in his Interop keynote envisions a policy of letting employees bring their own devices to work, and a world where IT's role is supporting, not controlling.
Company executives tout the application platform provider's ability to quickly transfer customers out of the crashing Amazon cloud in April.
When your relational database takes longer to process your data than to collect it, it's time to call in big data technology, said panelists at Interop.
Panel of CIOs at Interop wrestles with transforming IT's role from protectors of the status quo to leaders in development of novel business solutions.
Customers affected by the recent EC2 outage were compensated by Amazon, but not because the terms of the service level agreement required it.
Latest version of AtomSphere allows Java enterprise apps to connect with external software as a service.
Mobile Couchbase beta is available to iPhone and iPad developers as a free download for mobile device applications.
OpenView Venture Partners, Formative Ventures, .406 Ventures, and Cisco Systems invested in the firm, which boasts Netflix, the New York Times, Best Buy, and others among its customers.
The open source project has produced a general purpose proximity search for location-based queries and it should generate new applications.
The beta release of OpenShift uses Amazon as a platform for building interoperable cloud workloads.
Database giant suffers another open source upheaval, seeks to stabilize a strong development management project.
As the beta development platform was recovering from a minor power supply problem, human error worsened the setback.
As consumerization of IT takes hold and more employees want to bring their own computers to work, Interop 2011 explores the strategies for developing a standard virtualized desktop.